Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children. How many must die before our voices are heard, how many must be tortured, dislocated, starved, maddened? When, at what point, will you say no to this war?
Spoken by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. in 1968 as he with his brother and the other members of the `Catonsville Nine’ burned draft records with home-made napalm.
Daniel Berrigan who inspired me and others, like his brother, practiced true non-violent civil disobedience. He acted, was punished, and never apologized. Did he honor or dishonor law? The former, in my view. – gwc